A Student’s Intention Supplication

A Student’s Intention Supplication

by Shaykha Ieasha Prime

Introduction

At her weekly “Live and Learn” class hosted by the Islamic Centre at New York University on 13th April 2020, Shaykha Ieasha Prime taught her students a special intention supplication (dua) to make at the commencement of the class.

The supplication can be made by a student learning in a classroom or online with a teacher, or even by himself.

It is reproduced as follows:

 

Student’s Intention Supplication to Allah Most High

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

I intend to learn and to teach

To benefit and to be benefiting

To remind and to be reminded

To call to the Book of Allah (Qur’an) and the Sayings, Practices, and Teachings (Sunna) of His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him)

To guide and to be guided by soundproof and correct knowledge

To seek the countenance of my Lord and nearness to Him and His reward

To expose myself to the mercy of Allah Most High

To expose myself to His forgiveness, His generosity, and to His kindness

To hope that Allah Most High would look upon me with the look of pleasure

To hope that Allah Most High would number me amongst those who are beloved to Him,

To hope that Allah Most High would number me amongst those who sought knowledge

To unite the Ummah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)

To implement the Prophetic message

To hold on to my Prophetic lineage of knowledge

To hope that Allah Most High would make me and my entire lineage till the Day of Judgement to be from amongst the Righteous, amongst the Beloved, and amongst those whom He has granted freedom and liberation in this life and in the Hereafter.

O Allah, hear my plea, hear my prayer, and make it so! (Allahumma Ameen)

Conclusion

The Companion ‘Umar bin Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) has reported that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “intention determines the worth of a person’s actions and that he will attain what he intends.” (Riyadh-us Saleheen Arabic-English Vol.1, 2009)

May Allah guide the hearts and intentions of all students of knowledge along the Straight Path; the Path whom He has favored and not the Path of those who earn His anger, nor of those who go astray. 

 

Video of Live and Learn class

 

 

Biography of Shaykh Ieasha Prime

Ieasha Prime is a traditional Islamically trained educator, activist and public speaker.  She studied Arabic and Qur’an at the Fajr Institute followed by general Islamic studies in Cairo, Egypt.  After two years in Egypt, she moved to Hadramaut, Yemen and enrolled in Dar al Zahra, an Islamic University for Women. There, she studied Aqeedah, Qur’an, Hadith, Arabic, Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law, Purification of the Heart and other religious related learning. Her lineage of scholarship from whom she received direct education can be traced directly back to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) from the Husseini lineage. 

Under the tutelage of her professors, she has established several circles of knowledge and continues to teach and lecture across the United States of America and beyond. Her passion is educating and empowering Muslim women to be leaders. She is the Executive Director of Barakah Inc, a community based organization empowering women and youth with a foundation of Islam. 

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